standard deduction
Updated October 19, 2022

Standard Deduction Amounts for 2023

Personal Taxes

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When it comes to deductions on your individual tax return, you have two options:

  • Take the standard deduction
  • Itemize your deductions

The vast majority of taxpayers take the standard deduction since it’s available to all taxpayers and most taxpayers don’t have enough itemized deductions to exceed their standard deduction.

Standard Deduction Amounts

2021-2023 Standard Deduction Amounts
Filing Status2023202220212020
Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er)$27,700$25,900$25,100$24,800
Married Filing Separately$13,850$12,950$12,550$12,400
Head of Household$20,800$19,400$18,800$18,650


Logan Allec, CPA

Logan is a practicing CPA and founder of Choice Tax Relief and Money Done Right. After spending nearly a decade in the corporate world helping big businesses save money, he launched his blog with the goal of helping everyday Americans earn, save, and invest more money. Learn more about Logan.

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